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Lawmakers in New York consider yet another expansion of non-Indian gaming

Non-Indian developers are waving big dollar signs in front of lawmakers in New York.

Posted: March 20, 2019

Cherokee Nation woman who went missing was reportedly seen at a tribal casino

Aubrey Dameron, 25, was last seen at her home in Oklahoma on March 9, 2019.

Posted: March 20, 2019

Catawba Nation predicts 'huge' economic impact with casino on homelands

Chief Bill Harris says a casino would be a 'game changer' for the Catawba Nation.

Posted: March 20, 2019

'Shameful': Little River Band blames rival tribes for delaying off-reservation casino

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians continues to wait for a decision on a long-awaited off-reservation casino in Michigan.

Posted: March 19, 2019

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes movement on bill to keep reservation in trust

The federal government hasn't taken a tribe's trust land out of trust since the termination era but it could happen in the Trump administration.

Posted: March 19, 2019

Ho-Chunk Nation ready to move forward with off-reservation casino

'We're patient and persistent so whenever the approval process wraps up, we will be ready.'

Posted: March 18, 2019

Little River Band off-reservation casino faces opposition from fellow tribes

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians is pursuing an off-reservation casino in Michigan but fellow tribes aren't happy about it.

Posted: March 18, 2019

Pueblo of Pojoaque becomes second in New Mexico with sports betting operation

The Thunder Race & Sportsbook is the 'best place to wager on the big game and the track,' according to Pojoaque Pueblo.

Posted: March 18, 2019

'Sad': Catawba Nation fires back after Eastern Cherokees slam homelands bill

A war is erupting between the Catawba Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians over plans for a casino.

Posted: March 18, 2019

Frank's Landing Indian Community loses decision in sovereignty case

The Frank's Landing Indian Community cannot engage in gaming on its homelands in Washington state, according to a federal appeals court.

Posted: March 13, 2019

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe no longer being financed by backer of stalled casino

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues to see setbacks as it battles the Trump administration in court.

Posted: March 4, 2019

Coquille Tribe brushes off criticism from rival amid long wait for land decision

The Coquille Tribe isn't worried about a rival's attempt to derail a long-awaited casino decision in Oregon.

Posted: March 1, 2019

Cronkite News: Sports betting bill advances over tribal opposition

Except for the Navajo Nation, tribes in Arizona are opposing a bill to authorize sports betting in the state.

Posted: February 27, 2019

Non-Indian casino opposed by tribes suffers setback in South Dakota

Indian lawmakers in South Dakota helped sink a gaming development opposed by tribes in two states.

Posted: February 26, 2019

Pamunkey Tribe stands to gain with historic action on gaming in Virginia

Virginia's political world was rocked by scandals at the highest levels of government but lawmakers managed to pass a gaming bill.

Posted: February 25, 2019

Little River Band still waiting for Bureau of Indian Affairs to make decision

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians was making progress. Then came the government shutdown.

Posted: February 25, 2019

Stephanie Bryan: Poarch Band of Creek Indians supports statewide vote on gaming

Will 2019 finally be the year of the lottery in Alabama? The Poarch Band of Creek Indians wants to know.

Posted: February 25, 2019

Quapaw Nation ready to break ground on commercial casino in Arkansas

The Saracen Casino Resort, named for a Quapaw leader, could be open in less than a year.

Posted: February 25, 2019

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe starts construction on long-awaited gaming facility

After years of legal and political debates, the Aquinnah Cliffs Casino is finally a reality.

Posted: February 25, 2019

Former Secretary Ryan Zinke under grand jury investigation for tribal debacle

The Trump administration's tribal dealings have been characterized as one disaster after another and one of them appears to be catching up with Ryan Zinke, the former Secretary of the Interior.

Posted: February 22, 2019

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation continues work on new gaming facility

The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is building an entirely new casino on its reservation in Arizona.

Posted: February 22, 2019

Seminole Tribe continues to share gaming revenues with Florida

Since 2010, the Seminole Tribe has shared nearly $1.8 billion with the state of Florida.

Posted: February 21, 2019

Cronkite News: Betting on your favorite teams still on hold in Arizona

Ten months after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared a path for states to allow gambling on sporting events, a movement is underway to allow Arizonans to wager on their favorite teams.

Posted: February 20, 2019

Coquille Tribe 'still very frustrated' with long wait for land decision

It's been more four years since the Coquille Tribe started the land-into-trust process and there's still no word of a decision.

Posted: February 19, 2019

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces new obstacle in bid to protect homelands

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is facing a familiar foe as it seeks to prevent its reservation from being taken out of trust by the Trump administration.

Posted: February 18, 2019

Bill authorizes sports betting at tribal casinos in Washington

A landmark Supreme Court decision opened the door to sports betting in Indian Country.

Posted: February 18, 2019

'Significant political pressure': Former Secretary Zinke under scrutiny in tribal lawsuit

Ryan Zinke has left the Trump administration but his Indian Country legal troubles are far from over.

Posted: February 15, 2019

Enterprise Rancheria celebrates major milestone at long-awaited casino

It's only taken 17 years but the Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of the Enterprise Rancheria is finally going to open a casino.

Posted: February 14, 2019

#StateOfIndianGaming Talk: 'The future of American Indian gaming'

The Brookings Institution is holding a talk on the future of Indian gaming with key stakeholders.

Posted: February 13, 2019

Cronkite News: Debate on sports betting bill delayed in Arizona

Sports betting might be coming soon to Arizona but the wait will be a little longer than expected.

Posted: February 11, 2019

Tribes weigh in on efforts to legalize sports betting in South Dakota

Tribes and Indian lawmakers are taking a stand on sports betting in South Dakota.

Posted: February 7, 2019

Osage Nation debuts final piece of $160 million casino expansion project

The first show at the Osage Nation's new performance venue is already sold out.

Posted: February 7, 2019

Native Americans at higher risk for gambling addiction

Native Americans suffer from one of highest problem gambling rates in the United States.

Posted: February 6, 2019

Ho-Chunk Nation announces plans for expansion of gaming facility

The Ho-Chunk Nation is looking to add a hotel, convention center and more gaming space to its facility in Madison, the capital of Wisconsin.

Posted: February 5, 2019

Chicken Ranch Rancheria undertakes casino expansion with eye toward future growth

The Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians is making plans to grow the tribal economy.

Posted: February 4, 2019

Patrick Lambert: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians reaches gaming milestone

It took a lot of work but the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians officially entered the Class III gaming industry on January 25, 1994.

Posted: February 4, 2019

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act rears its controversial head again

A bill to exempt tribes and their casinos from federal labor law continues to draw support Indian Country but the political landscape has changed.

Posted: January 29, 2019

Tribes move slowly when it comes to sports betting industry

A landmark Supreme Court decision opened the door for sports betting but tribes aren't rushing to join the industry.

Posted: January 29, 2019

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe asserts role in gaming talks in Massachusetts

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe wants to be at the table as regulators in Massachusetts address the future of gaming.

Posted: January 28, 2019

'Tribal Winds': Long-delayed gaming project back on the agenda in Connecticut

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are renewing efforts to open a casino that has been stalled by the Trump administration.

Posted: January 28, 2019

Saginaw Chippewa man sentenced to 14 years for attempted sexual abuse

A 28-year-old citizen of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe admitted he attempted to sexually abuse a woman at the casino on the reservation.

Posted: January 28, 2019

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians reports increase in business at casinos

Gaming continues to be good business for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Posted: January 25, 2019

Wilton Rancheria scores another win in long-running fight over homelands

Opponents of the Wilton Rancheria are on the losing end of yet another ruling in federal court.

Posted: January 25, 2019

National Indian Gaming Commission names new regional director

The National Indian Gaming Commission continues to serve tribal nations amid the government shutdown.

Posted: January 24, 2019

Bill in Arizona restricts sports betting to tribal gaming facilities

Are Republicans in Arizona setting the groundwork to extract more gaming revenues from tribes?

Posted: January 24, 2019


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